For many years I've been playing around with a building toy idea
, using SketchUp to model designs. At one point I actually had a prototype made of a key part by sending in a CAD file to a rapid prototyping service.
A few weeks ago I ran across Quirky
and decided to take the few minutes (and $10) needed to submit my building toy idea
. I checked the site for a week or so and as nothing seemed to be happening kind of forgot about it.
Last Friday I received an email saying my idea had been selected for development. Here is a post
on Quirky's blog about the selection process. This article
in the New York Times gives a more general overview of how Quirky works.
I have no idea how far this will go but it is definitely cool that services are developing –like Quirky and KickStarter
– that can help new "quirky" design ideas get some exposure. The power of Web 2.0 continues to surprise and delight.